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My name is Ardis and I am an avid reader and budding writer. I want to share my love of books with others. I work with kids and am interested in finding and creating books that will ignite the reader in everyone. Contact me at: ardis.atkins@gmail.com

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Follow & Feature Friday


I am participating in Feature & Follow Friday!  This is my fourth time participating in this.  I really like this blog tag, because I am finding so many new blogs to follow.  Getting to interact with bloggers and seeing how others have designed their blogs is one of the joys of this hobby.  I will try to follow as many of the blogs on the master list as I can and hope that some of them will follow me back!  This is hosted by Alison of Alison can read and Parajunkee Go to both of their sites and check them out!

Here is an explanation from Alison Can Read:
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

The Feature: My Random Book Thoughts
When did you start blogging?
1) I just got the guts to start blogging this year. March 6, 2015 to be exact. :)
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
2) My favorite part of blogging would be the perks that comes with it. Like getting ARCS. Author and publisher alike emailing me and allowing me to read their books for free in exchange for an honest review and lastly meeting fellow bookish people! <3
What type of books do you mainly blog about?
3) My blog is dominated by YA and its subgenres like paranormal, fantasy and Sci-fi. But I also blog about NA, MD and Adult.
What are your favorite books?
4) I have a lot of amazing favorite books. Shatter me series, Daughter of Smoke and bone, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Island of the Blue Dolphins. Actually there is no way I can just list this little but I just limit it to 5… :)
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
5) It’s when I get to interact with bookish people because they are genuinely interested and appreciate it when I talk (or write) about books, unlike my real life friends who tends to awkwardly laugh and rolls their eyes when I started gushing and fangirling about books and fictional characters LOL. 
1) I just got the guts to start blogging this year. March 6, 2015 to be exact. :)
2) My favorite part of blogging would be the perks that comes with it. Like getting ARCS. Author and publisher alike emailing me and allowing me to read their books for free in exchange for an honest review and lastly meeting fellow bookish people! <3
3) My blog is dominated by YA and its subgenres like paranormal, fantasy and Sci-fi. But I also blog about NA, MD and Adult.
4) I have a lot of amazing favorite books. Shatter me series, Daughter of Smoke and bone, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Island of the Blue Dolphins. Actually there is no way I can just list this little but I just limit it to 5… :)
5) It’s when I get to interact with bookish people because they are genuinely interested and appreciate it when I talk (or write) about books, unlike my real life friends who tends to awkwardly laugh and rolls their eyes when I started gushing and fangirling about books and fictional characters LOL. 
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Question of the Week:  Undiscovered talent – tell us about a book you loved but no one else seems to have heard of. It can be new or old, any genre. Let’s spread the love. – Suggested by Becky’s Barmy Book Blog.


I read a variety of books, from best-selling popular novels to young readers historical fiction (I work in an elementary school).  One book I have read that really touched me was Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson.  The story is about a 16 year old girl in 1917 who inherits a homesteading claim in Iowa.  Alone, she must farm the land and make it a success in a short time or she will lose the claim.  What I loved about it is that the story doesn't sugarcoat Hattie's hardships and the ending was a complete surprise.  Written in diary format, this story is endearing and not just for young readers.  The sequel, Hattie Ever After, is equally compelling.


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8 comments :

  1. My daughter LOVES historical fiction - I will have to find this one for her. Thanks for sharing!

    My FF post

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  2. The synopsis is interesting I will check it, thanks foer sharing.
    New GFC follower,
    Silvy @Books are my life

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  3. Oooh I haven't heard of Hattie Big Sky but it sounds great! I work in our 2 school libraries and am always on the lookout for good YA books, especially those that are suited for middle schoolers. I'm going to see if we have this one & if not, get it! The synopsis kind of reminds me of a much older book that my son read last year in class, Sign of the Beaver. Do you know this one? He fell in love with it & we've been trying to find something similar but have had no luck. Would boys like Hattie Big Sky or is it written to appeal more towards girls?

    Old follower so I added ya on Twitter :)

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    1. I think these books are geared towards grades 4-6. The main protagonist is a female, but there is plenty of adventure so boys should enjoy it as well. I hope your son enjoys it.

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  4. I love it when the ending of the story takes me by surprise!

    Old follower via GFC!
    Kristen @ One Chapter Ahead

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  5. This is my first time hearing of this book. Thanks for stopping by and following! Followed by via GFC and BlogLovin.

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  6. That sounds like an interesting book. I love diary formats.

    New twitter, GFC and bloglovin follower. Follow me back via Zirev.com

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